Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Elephants

A lot of the covers I found this week aren't my usual type of covers, and I'm pretty sure quite a few of them aren't sci-fi/fantasy, but elephants is just an awesome topic! So I wanted to join in anyway. You know, I always say I have a story for everything, but it turns out I do not have any stories about elephants. I mean, I've read some interesting/funny/awesome things involving elephants in...
 

Book Review: Gospel of the Forgotten (The Immortal Coil Book 3) by J. Armand

Just when Dorian thinks he's getting his life under control, it gets upended once again by the appearance of Lyle and a team of people trying to keep the peace between humans and supernaturals who go by PROJECT: UNITY. Working together, Dorian, Noah, and the team discover the true horrors behind a shady pharmaceutical company, as well as the darkness within the human race and possibly their own...
 

Book Review: The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 1) by Kirby Crow

Scarlet makes his living and helps support his family as a pedlar, so, when a tribe of bandits imposes a toll on the road Scarlet needs to take in order to leave and the chieftain, Liall, charges him affection rather than money or wares, it poses a problem for Scarlet. Scarlet continues to invent new ways to try and sneak past, much to Liall's amusement, until it reaches the breaking point and...
 

Book Review: Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards

Maggie and her friends attempt to spy on a boy from school one night during a game of Truth-or-Dare, but it goes horribly wrong when they caught and swept into the evils of the Parker family and a magical emerald. When Maggie's friend Kate disappears, she'll do anything to get her back, including believing in magic, stealing a gem, and trusting her two newfound allies, Lindy and Garon as they all...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Cards

You know what's great about the topic playing cards? They're all red and black, my favorite colors! However, I didn't end up sticking to just playing cards. I couldn't quite tell what some of the cards on covers were and just using playing card covers was limiting, so tarot cards, baseball cards---really any palm-sized cards---I also deemed appropriate. Speaking of cards though, it has been a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Tentacles

Tentacles is kind of an odd topic for me to choose since I don't read a whole lot of books that involve tentacles. What kind of books involve tentacles anyway? Books set out at sea? Maybe books about weddings if comedian Demetri Martin were writing them? I've read a few books that had kraken in them, and one of them did in fact take place out at sea. I also read a couple of books in a series that...
 

Book Review: Swallow You Whole (Swallow You Whole Book 1) by Jasper Black

When demons Henry and James both accidentally claim the same soul, an auditor shows up to determine which one of them has the rightful claim and which will be chained up in Hell. Henry, desperate to avoid that punishment, comes up with a scheme that involves the three of them to work together, along with two humans, in order to get more souls to feed on than ever before. Unfortunately for them,...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Big Ben

It was a lot easier to find covers with Big Ben on them than you would think it would be, even when sticking mostly to sci-fi and fantasy. I mean, I knew this would be a topic at some point, so I started bookmarking any covers I stumbled on with Big Ben, so that made it easy when it came time to make the post, but still, there are more out there than I would've thought! Anyway, I've never been to...
 

Book Review: Succubus (The Executioner Book 1) by Brandon Varnell

Christian, one of the church's best Executioners (killer of supernatural creatures), gets sent on a mission to kill a dangerous succubus only to discover that while there is definitely something strange about the way men act around her, she may not be a succubus at all. As Christian starts to fall for Lilith, his goal changes from killing her to protecting from all the other supernaturals who...
 

Book Review: Shadows of Humanity (The Immortal Coil Book 2) by J. Armand

Dorian is back in New York after two years of training, but something strange is going on yet again---a mysterious being is killing all the vampires in the city. Then Dorian runs into William, a member of a brotherhood that hunts supernaturals, and William befriends Dorian, believing him to be the one who did all the vampire killing. Dorian goes with him to England thinking he might be able to...